Cooking might seem mundane, but in my kitchen, when I cook the food my grandmothers cooked for me in my childhood, (this might sound silly, but stay with me) there is magic.
Dough will rise; a stew will simmer; the skin of a fruit will soak; Shiv will be Parvati; queers will rejoice. In my kitchen, you can cook with me. In my kitchen, you can move with me. In my kitchen you can listen, talk, and really, you can be you.
My kitchen is queer, gender non-conforming, and powerful. Come hang out with them (and me).
Immigrant Kitchen is a show about the femininity in my life, my queerness, my grandmothers, cooking, and Hindu mythology. You are invited to this 8-person performance during which you will help cook a meal from my childhood. After, we will sit together and break bread.
The show and the food is free. My house is in West Philadelphia around 50th and Cedar. There are 7 steps to enter the house and the restroom is up a flight of steps.
This project is mostly funded by the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant. But all the shows are free and are only for an audience of 8, so we would love any help you can give us by donating. To donate, attend a show or send me a message.
The show is created and performed by Shreshth Khilani with direction by Jeremy Cohen. The schedule is as follows:
Sunday 10/28 at 6pm (preview)
Monday 10/29 at 6pm (preview)
Sunday 11/4 at 6pm (opening)
Monday 11/5 at 6pm
Sunday 11/11 at 6pm
Monday 11/12 at 6pm
Sunday 11/25 at 6pm
Monday 11/26 at 6pm
Sunday 12/2 at 6pm
Monday 12/3 at 6pm